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Mechiras Chometz

Rabbi Lerner will be selling the chametz as usual, but while not ideal, he will not be able to meet with you in person. Please download POA for Sale of Chametz, print and return to or place in his mailbox at 57 Essex Rd.

Shabbat Hagadol Drasha - Recording


The topic for the Annual Shabbat HaGadol Derasha was:


Recording HERE

The Shabbat Hagadol Drasha is endowed by Dr. Martin and Shirley Brownstein in memory of Martin’s beloved mother, Mrs. Florence Brownstein zl.

YIGN "Home Shul-ing"

Dear Friends,

While the shul is closed for Tefilah, thankfully, technology allows us the opportunity to learn together. The attached flyer has our enhanced schedule for this week with our regular, daily classes and special lunchtime, high school, and Pesach-centered classes.

You can download the flyer for easy reference throughout the week. Put the dates/times in your personal calendar and you will be able to click through the flyer to get download and connection instructions.

A link to 600+ TakeTen4Torah shiurim is on the flyer as well.

Please email Rabbi Ismach at if you have any questions, ideas, or have trouble connecting.

We hope to see you online!!

The YIGN Rabbinic Team

COVID 19 UPDATE 3/12/2020

Dear YIGN Family,

There has been a whirlwind of change since our last update regarding the virus. Unfortunately, there have been a number of confirmed cases in Great Neck, and others are being tested after exposure.

With a very heavy heart we will be closing all shul activities for this coming Shabbos. We made this decision after consulting with physicians, Rabbis and experts in the field and believe that it is the appropriate precautionary step during this pandemic. While there seems to be a lot of unknowns surrounding the transmission of the virus, one of the most agreed upon preventative tactics by experts is to avoid social gathering, and keeping “social distance” between each other.

Therefore, there will be no Shabbos services at all this weekend. This applies to Friday afternoon/night and all Shabbos day including Mincha/Maariv. Please do not come to shul at all over Shabbos. The closing applies to Sunday morning as well. On Sunday we will send out more information to address the week ahead.

We recommend that our members do not organize private minyanim in houses or other venues. We even discourage having company at Shabbos meals outside of family. Please respect that this is a decision being made amongst the community leadership and Rabbanim in Great Neck and across the tristate area in consultation with experts in the medical field. We strongly believe that this is something we need to do to help prevent the spread of disease and, literally, save lives.

We wish everyone a restful and peaceful Shabbos and will update you as soon more information becomes available. We will miss seeing everyone this Shabbos and hope Hashem protects us and returns us to our normal lives very soon.


Dr. Avi Goldberg

Rabbi Yaacov Lerner

Rabbi Shmuel Ismach

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2020 Annual Dinner

Simcha Leiner Concert Pictures


2019-2020 Slate of Officers and Board of Trustees

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YIGN Annual Dinner Photos & Video

Click here to view photos from the 2019 YIGN Annual Dinner.


Click here to view the "Juber" video from the Dinner 

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President's Message

The Young Israel of Great Neck (YIGN) was established over 40 years ago through the efforts of six visionary families.  What started out as their dream has resulted, after four decades of tremendous growth, in a large, thriving, modern orthodox congregation with over 250 family members, located at 236 Middle Neck Road in Great Neck. In addition to our beautiful main sanctuary, our state-of-the-art Justin Family Center contains a large Beit Midrash, several classrooms, as well as a full-sized gymnasium. Read more

Rabbi Lerner's Parsha Shiur

Tue, April 7 2020 13 Nisan 5780